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IMPORTANT MANUAL
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL NUMBER:
961940001
SNOW THROWER
Always Wear Eye Protection During Operation
Do Not Throw Away
WARNING:
Read the Owner's Manual and
fol low all Warnings and Safety
In struc tions. Fail ure to do so
can result in serious injury.
199907 Rev. 1 01.12.06 BY
Printed in U.S.A.
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    IMPORTANT MANUAL OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NUMBER: 961940001 SNOW THROWER Always Wear Eye Protection During Operation Do Not Throw Away WARNING: Read the Owner's Manual and fol low all Warnings and Safety In struc tions. Fail ure to do so can result in serious injury. 199907 Rev.

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    Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Snow Throwers This snow thrower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury. Look for this symbol to point out im- por tant safety precautions.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents, 16. Never Touch A Hot Engine Or Muffl Er

    6. When cleaning, repairing or inspecting the snow thrower, stop the engine and make certain the collector/impeller and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent someone from accidentally starting the en- gine.

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    PARTS PACKED SEPARATELY IN CARTON...

  • Page 5: Assembly / Pre-operation

    ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new snow thrower. Reading the entire manual will familiar- ize you with the unit, which will assist you in assembly, operation and maintenance of the product.

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    ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL TRACTION DRIVE CONTROL ROD (See Figs. 3 and 4) The traction drive control rod has the long loop on the end of the spring as shown. 1. Slide rubber sleeve up rod and hook end of spring into pivot bracket with loop opening down as shown.

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    ASSEMBLY / PRE-OPERATION INSTALL DISCHARGE CHUTE / CHUTE ROTATER HEAD (See Fig. 7) NOTE: The multi-wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to install the chute rotater head. 1. Place discharge chute assembly on top of chute base with discharge opening toward front of snow thrower.

  • Page 8: Operation

    OPERATION KNOW YOUR SNOW THROWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND ALL SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR SNOW THROWER. Compare the illustrations with your snow thrower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your snow thrower or in literature supplied with the product.

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    SPARK PLUG SAFETY IGNITION CHOKE CON- TROL THROTTLE / ENGINE CONTROL RECOIL POWER (AUXILIARY) CORD STARTER PLUG ELECTRIC HANDLE START BUTTON PRIM ER NOTE: ITEMS ABOVE ARE SHOWN IN THEIR TYPICAL LOCATION ON THE ENGINE. ACTUAL LOCATION MAY VARY WITH THE ENGINE ON YOUR UNIT.

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    The operation of any snow thrower can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your snow thrower or performing any ad just - 00155 ments or repairs.

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    TO THROW SNOW (See Fig. 15) The auger rotation is controlled by the auger control lever located on the right side handle. • Squeeze auger control lever to handle to engage the auger and throw snow. • Release the auger control lever to stop throwing snow. AUGER CONTROL LEVER...

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    TO ADJUST SKID PLATES (See Fig. 19) NOTE: The wrench provided in your parts bag may be used to adjust the skid plates. Skid plates are located on each side of the auger housing and adjust the clearance between the scraper bar and the ground surface.

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    TO START ENGINE • Be sure fuel shut-off valve is in the OPEN position. Your snow thrower engine is equipped with both a 120 Volt A.C. electric starter and a recoil starter. The electric starter is equipped with a three-wire power cord and plug and is designed to operate on 120 Volt A.C.

  • Page 14: Maintenance

    • For extremely heavy snow, re duce the width of snow re- moval by over lap ping previous path and moving slowly. • Keep engine clean and clear of snow during use. This will help air fl ow and extend engine life. •...

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    NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent fl at tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and cor ro sion. V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after every 50 hours of operation and replace if necessary.

  • Page 16: Service And Ad Just Ments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: To avoid serious injury, before performing any service or ad just ments: 1. Be sure throttle is in STOP position. 2. Remove safety ignition key. 3. Make sure the augers and all mov ing parts have completely stopped. 4.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: Belt replacement requires separation of the snow thrower. While separating the auger housing from the frame assembly, it is important that an assistant stand in the operating po si tion and hold the snow thrower han dles. Se- rious personal injury and/or damage to the unit could occur if the snow thrower should fall during the belt chang ing...

  • Page 18: Storage, Service And Ad Just Ments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE See engine manual. CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable. Engine performance should not be affected at altitudes up to 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your snow thrower to a qualifi...

  • Page 19: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING See appropriate section in manual unless directed to a qualifi ed service centre. PROBLEM CAUSE Does not start 1. Fuel shut-off valve (if so equipped) in OFF position. 2. Safety ignition key is not inserted. 3. Out of fuel. 4.

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    The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and work man ship. For a period of two (2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer pur- chaser, we will repair or replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we fi...

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